3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs from Harlan Quality Roofing

3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs from Harlan Quality Roofing

3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs

 

Your roof is the most critical part of your home, yet most often we never appreciate just how important it is to the safety and comfort of the interior. When was the last time you cleaned debris from your roof, looked for any damage, and examined the integrity of the shingles and flashing?

 

The experts at Harlan Roofing are here to help, offering 3 top signs that roof repairs are needed. Read on or call us for a roof inspection.

Missing Or Damaged Shingles

 

This may seem obvious, but you may not be able to see all facets of your roof from below and for elderly homeowners, climbing a ladder may not be a great idea. We recommend that you walk around your yard and see as much of the roof as possible. Use binoculars, if you have them, to see a closer view of the shingles, the flashing, the gutters, and the downspouts. Look for uniformity in layout and color. Look for any that might be cracked, broken, or completely missing.

 

Discoloration In The Attic Or Ceiling

 

If you see discoloration on the ceiling or in the attic, it is a likely sign that water is making its way into your home, especially if that discoloration is growing over time. Swelling and sagging are also key indicators that the roof needs some attention. Take a flashlight with you into your attic and examine all the interior roof surfaces that you are able to see. If any appear darkened or swelled with moisture, it is time to take immediate action. Left unchecked, these will only get worse, create unhealthy mold, and lead to larger repair costs.

 

Mossy Or Moldy Shingles

 

Many homes in California will grow a bit of mold during the winter rainy season. Those moldy spots soon disappear as the hot, dry weather returns. Moss and mold on your roof indicate that moisture is being trapped where it is not wanted. Left unchecked these mossy areas allow water to seep under your shingles. Keeping your roof free of all growth and debris are high recommended for optimal roof maintenance.

 

If you need assistance with a roof inspection, give us a call. Roof repairs done early are almost always less expensive than those that have gone unnoticed or unattended. Let us help you keep that most important part of your home healthy and safe.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

 

A new roof is generally a sound investment in your home, whether you are planning to enjoy that new roof for many years or planning to sell in the near future. Very few remodeling or home improvements offer 100% return on investment, but most professionals agree that a new roof will increase the sale value of your home at an ROI of about 60% of the cost of the roof replacement.

 

Here are a few factors to consider before you simply reroof your home with the expectation of a higher resale value.

The Condition of Your Existing Roof

Keeping your roof maintained is an important part of being a homeowner. A home that displays a shabby, worn roof or has even minor signs of a leak will be very make buyer very reluctant to consider your home.

 

However, if your roof is less than 10 years old and in relatively good condition, a new roof may not offer a significant ROI. It is always a good idea to look at the situation from the buyer’s perspective. Would you be willing to pay $30K more for the home with a new roof or would you be comfortable purchasing a home with a well-cared for roof that is projected to last?

 

There is always the middle ground. If you have a roof that still has significant life, have it repaired rather than replaced. Most repairs are significantly less than a roof replacement and will give you and the new owner a sense of security that the roof is in good condition and will last for years to come.

 

Market Conditions

There is no doubt that a realtor would value a new roof as an effective selling tool, but the age of your existing roof and the market conditions may not always make this the right choice. As the price of homes fluctuate and the interest rates change, we recommend that you have your roof evaluated as well as consult with an experienced real estate agent to get advice about reroofing or repair if you intend to sell your home. That new roof will certainly give the home a face lift, especially if quality shingles are purchased. In addition, it will show the buyers that your home was well-maintained and give them a sense of security in their potential investment.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

The condition of your roof can have an impact on the overall value of your home. When faced with making the decision between replacing your roof and making a few simple repairs, you will want to contact a roofing company that has the experience and expertise to give you sound advice. Only after a thorough professional roof inspection will you be able to make an informed decision on which path makes sense for you. Here are the major factors that will help you make that decision:

1. Water Spots on the Ceiling

One of the biggest indicators of how severe a roof problem may be is if the ceilings inside your home are showing any kind of damage. Water spots and stains can indicate leaks from many different areas. If leaks are left unattended, they can lead to mold or other problems.  This could be a major problem that need replacing or could be a simple repair.

2. Weather Conditions

Know what type of weather the roof is constantly being exposed to. This can also provide your roofing contractor an idea as to what condition the roof is really in. Extreme high temperatures and heavy rains in the Sacramento area can take their toll on an asphalt shingle roof. It is important to address any repairs before any disaster happens.

3. Increased Maintenance Costs

There is no problem in a temporary repair of your roof until you encounter a bigger issue. However, when patching causes it to start to look like a checkerboard, then it’s time to replace. Additionally, if the cost of maintaining the roof is beginning to exceed the cost of replacing the roof, a roofing contractor may recommend foregoing future repairs and opting to install an entirely new roof.

4. Roof Aging Problems

A typical roof lasts for 15-50 years depending on the selection of material quality. Confirming the remaining life of your roof should be through an inspection report by a qualified roofing contractor. A professional contractor can also determine the longevity of a roof by its current condition and how well it has held up over time.

5. Shingles Curling and Buckling

Another indication that you may require a new roof is when the shingles have started curling or buckling. Analyze the slopes of your home that receive direct sunlight and look out for signs of curling shingles and their missing granules. This can provide information on whether shingles have exceeded their life expectancy. Rain and wind can also cause curling of shingles.

These are the top signs you should pay attention to before deciding on replacing or repairing your home roof. Contact Harlan Quality Roofing to get a thorough inspection and an honest evaluation of the recommended course of action that makes sense for you.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

 

Simple Steps for Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Roseville

Simple Steps for Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Roseville

Whether your roof is aging, needs a small repair, or experienced some storm damage and you are filing an insurance claim to repair or replace your roof, finding the right roofing contractor can be challenging. Choosing a reliable and trustworthy roofing contractor in the Roseville area is your first step in repairing post-storm damage or getting an estimate for roof repair or replacement. Harlan Quality Roofing will help guide you throughout the claims process with your insurance company and ensure that your home is restored to its original condition as quickly as possible.

Here are a few simple steps you should follow:

1. Find a Reliable Roofing Contractor

The homeowner insurance claim process is usually prompted by an emergency repair. To restore the comfort, safety, and privacy of your home, you will need to have the repair or replacement done as soon as possible.

That’s why you’ll want to find a contractor you can trust— a local professional like Harlan Quality Roofing can get the job done quickly and assist with your claims process.

2. Vetting Your Contactor

It’s important to find a reliable roofing contractor so that your repair or replacement can be done as quickly as possible. To determine the best professional fit for your roofing project:

  • Visit the website of the contractor.
  • Is it updated and professional looking?
  • Explore the customer reviews for each contractor.
  • Are they mostly positive? Consider negative reviews and responses.
  • Ask each roofing contractor on the phone the following questions:
    • How long have you been in business?
    • How much experience do you have with roof repairs or installations?
    • What is your project estimate?
    • Can you provide a list of references?
    • Can you provide proof of insurance for personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage coverage?
    • Do you offer financing?

3. Meet with Your Contactor

Meet in-person with your top contractors to review project-specific details and expectations. Be sure to discuss the following with each contractor:

  • Ask for proof of insurance, which should provide their insurance company name, policy number, and policy limits.
  • Discuss who will manage warranty details and responsibility.
  • Make sure to get a fixed price before signing a contract.

4. Check for Warning Signs

Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of contractors who are not honest professionals. Many of these door-to-door contractors flock to areas impacted by storms, and scam unsuspecting homeowners with offers that boast pre-payment or covered deductibles.

The best way to avoid scams is to choose a local, trusted contractor like Harlan. You can confirm this by checking their physical business address and validating their licensing.

Here are additional warning signs to keep in mind:

  • Avoid contractors who request the entire project cost, or large cash deposit, up front.
  • Avoid anyone who pressures you to sign a contract immediately.
  • Be wary of any outliers in your quotes. All estimates should be relatively similar unless the material type is significantly different.

5. Final Things Before Work Begins

At the final meeting, there a few steps to go over before the roofing contractor begins your project.

  • Reconfirm your initial quote.
  • Agree upon a payment plan.
  • Obtain a paper trail of the following:
    • Your contract
    • Project plans
    • Order changes
    • Bills and invoices
    • Proof of insurance and/or permitting, and
    • Contractor correspondence

There are many roofing contractors in the Roseville area and the staff at Harlan Quality Roofing wants to make sure you choose the right contactor for your project. We encourage you to visit our website and see our great reviews from all the popular review platforms. We are proud of our service and strive to have as many happy and satisfied customers in Roseville and the entire Sacramento area. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

 

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

While the roof over our heads is the most important feature of your home with respect to keeping you safe from the elements, it is often something we overlook. Then, without warning, we are faced with the need to replace our roof and the cost is not in the budget.

We always recommend doing regular roof inspections, both personally and professionally, but we know that homeowners get busy and often forget to keep up on the maintenance checks.

Partner with the Right Roofing Company

Regardless of why you need a roof replacement, or how soon it must be completed, knowing that your roofing company can help finance the work is a relief. A good roofing contractor will work with a financing partner to help you manage the cost of a major roof repair or full replacement.

An important point about working through your roofing company for financing is that they can often obtain special interest rates or options because of volume lending. Here are some of the financing options that may be available to you for your next roofing expense:

  • No upfront payment or the ability to decide how much partial payment you choose and finance the rest
  • Easy payment options
  • Lower minimum monthly payments
  • Low interest rates
  • Quick credit approval
  • No prepayment penalties

Save cash for emergencies and consider financing your new roof. Harlan roofing offers great financing through Hearth. Call or contact us with any questions and let us ease your concerns over the purchase of a new roof!

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548